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Fluery Honored as College of Engineering Graduation Speaker

A first generation college student, Noelle Fleury will speak at the U-M College of Engineering Graduation on Saturday.

Graduating in the Class of 2023, Noelle Fleury was honored with the opportunity to speak at the College of Engineering graduation ceremony on Saturday, April 29 at the Crisler Center. She will receive a Bachelor of Science in Engineering from the U-M Department of Climate and Space.

Noelle Fleury (Nicole Sydni Parrish Fleury) is a first-generation college student who has paved the way for a successful career in the space sciences and engineering. She began her journey at the University of Michigan in June 2018 as a Summer Bridge Scholar, later serving as a peer mentor for other students whose identities are underrepresented in higher education.

A Michigan Research and Discovery Scholar during her first year at U-M, Noelle was a member of a supportive academic living-learning community for undergraduates with a passion for research. She went on to give back to that community as a peer mentor and was later promoted to program assistant, guiding new cohorts of first-year students through their own research experiences.

Known for her extroverted personality, Noelle also established a reputation for supporting her fellow students as a Michigan Student Ambassador and in her work with the Mosher-Jordan Residence Hall Community Center and the Newnan Academic Advising Center in the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts. Through these roles, Noelle discovered one of her career goals: bridging the communication gap between the fields of business and engineering.

During her senior year of studies at U-M, Noelle also served as a substitute elementary school teacher in the Dexter Community Schools.

In May, Noelle will begin her career at Accenture’s headquarters in Chicago as a business integration engineer in the company’s technology development program. Her future academic plans include a master’s degree in the field of global aerospace enterprise and continuing on to earn her Ph.D.

The privilege of addressing her colleagues at graduation is a well-deserved honor for Fleury, who has made a memorable impact on students, staff and faculty at U-M Climate and Space.